Bundle of grass. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. First half of 19th century.

Bundle of grass
Collection MAE RAS: № 3235-5
Image ID: 4071836
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Museum inventory number:
№ 3235-5
Title:
Bundle of grass
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
first half of 19th century
Collector:
Golovin Vasiliy Mikhailovich, Vice Admiral, Fleet General Intendant, corresponding member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences
Materials:
plant fiber
Dimensions:
length 14.5 cm, width 2.5 cm
Commentation:
“On Sutkhum Island there grows a root which the Koniags call shishkuk. This plant has a very short stem with four or five oblong shaped leaves. Shishkuk has a pleasant smell; they smoke it, and mothers drink warm water infused with it.” (Davydov 1813:83)
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